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Old 06-08-2012, 12:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
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In the last two issues of Live Steam Magazine there was run a full page color ad for Tom Miller's property in Oregon. This includes a 4000+ sq ft home, 4000+ sq ft F-scale layout building and layout, 11,000' of 7-1/2" scale track, LARGE live steam locomotives and rolling stock, 19 acres of land and more. No mention in the ad as to price but it has to be up in the 7 figures.

I hope the reason for selling isn't a health issue or a death.
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WOW! I have seen videos of the F scale layout. Awesome! Leaves me wondering though why you would sell. He seemed on the videos to be really into it. I hope all is well.
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i have run his k36 on the 7 1/2" track... the place is beautiful.. but that was before the f scale layout was built...
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Bummer. Tom must have suffered some kind of serious setback, either health or financial.

The F scale layout wasn't even finished, and was already legendary.
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Old 06-08-2012, 09:50 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I don't think it was caused by a setback
Someone at the National last year told me that he is moving to Texas or Arizona (I don't remember for sure which)
Maybe Johnathan Bliese (EMW) knows

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Old 06-27-2012, 11:14 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Hi Guys,
I came across this thread while surfing the net.
Fortunately, I am not dying or in ill health other than getting older than dirt.
I am also not in any financial trouble. Still waiting for the other shoe to drop in that regard.
I did buy a second home near Sedona Arizona where I now live 6 months of the year.
I still enjoy railroading and so do my grand kids. However, it is time to let someone else take stewardship of what I have created. I intend to keep my locomotives and run them at club railroads around the country unless the new owner insists they go with the property. After all they are just stuff and I could build other and different locomotives.
As to the question of price, it is not stated in the ad because it would vary with what the buyer wants. Some things must go with the property and others could be moved. But as someone stated it is in the millions. Around 4 million to start. At that price I don't expect the place to sell for several years and that is just fine with me. I still enjoy running both layouts. However, I am not going to live for ever and you have to start sometime considering letting it all go.
Hope this clears things up a little. See you around the tracks.
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Hi Tom... We're almost neighbors. I'm just an hour from you over the hill or around the valley in Dewey...

Welcome to the "Wild West" and beautiful Red Rocks.
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Posted By Tom Miller on 27 Jun 2012 10:14 AM
Hi Guys,
I came across this thread while surfing the net.
Fortunately, I am not dying or in ill health other than getting older than dirt.
I am also not in any financial trouble. Still waiting for the other shoe to drop in that regard.
I did buy a second home near Sedona Arizona where I now live 6 months of the year.
I still enjoy railroading and so do my grand kids. However, it is time to let someone else take stewardship of what I have created. I intend to keep my locomotives and run them at club railroads around the country unless the new owner insists they go with the property. After all they are just stuff and I could build other and different locomotives.
As to the question of price, it is not stated in the ad because it would vary with what the buyer wants. Some things must go with the property and others could be moved. But as someone stated it is in the millions. Around 4 million to start. At that price I don't expect the place to sell for several years and that is just fine with me. I still enjoy running both layouts. However, I am not going to live for ever and you have to start sometime considering letting it all go.
Hope this clears things up a little. See you around the tracks.
Happy Steaming,
Tom

Tom,

Great to hear from you! Welcome to MLS. I was one who was very concerned when I saw your ad. I thought if it was a sensitive issue, I didn't want to intrude. Sounds like you are coming to the same inevitable spot we all do when it comes to our hobbies. What do we do with them? Dan O'Brien (LALS) and I are facing the same dilemma.

All in all, sounds like you are doing well and THAT is great news! Hope to see you at the club soon.
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Hi Tom, thanks for posting! I'm glad to hear everything's ok.
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Hi Tom, my daughter who is 5,has loved trains all her life. Is there anyway she would be able to take a trainride on your train? It would make her so happy! Thank you for your time and consideration, Tom
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